Jane Stevens

Jane is a powerhouse of knowledge and experience in adaptive snow sports, having specialised in the industry for over 35 years. She plays a critical leadership role with the New Zealand High Performance Para Programme, and is currently the Snow Sports NZ Para High Performance Programme and Pathway Manager. Jane has coached in New Zealand and around the world.

Jane started her snow sports career instructing before moving into coaching. She was the NZ head coach at the 2006 Torino Paralympic Winter Games. She was then the Head Coach for the British Disabled team for the Vancouver Paralympic cycle.O n moving back to NZ and to Snow Sports NZ she has held the role of being the "go to" person for Adaptive snow sports in New Zealand. Jane works with athletes from the first-time experience on snow, through to becoming the best skiers and snowboarders in the world. She was the assistant coach at the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games and lead the team to the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Winter Games as the Chief de Mission.

Jane sits on several FIS committees and also is the Course Manager for NZSIA for Adaptive instructor training.